Sept to Dec 2008
Here are a few books that I read between Sept and Dec 2008
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery Dec 4
The Tender Farewell of Jesus by Adrian van Kaam Dec 5
Power, Faith and Fantasy by Michael B. Oren Dec 7
One Shot by Lee Child Dec 6
Tripwire. by Lee Child–new American detective series that a friend passed on to me. Also read Without Fail. Nov 28
The Crime of Living Dangerously by Luci Shaw–a small but powerful little book. Makes me want to read more.
Tribal Leadership–one of my friends was bugging me to read this book and I did. Now I understand why. Our talk reveals the type of organization we are. Since reading it, there have been a few times when I have said, My life suck–right out of the book! Ouch! Can we move to We’re Great as a team or to the top, Life is Great. A key read on leadership
You: The Owners Manual by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz–a very interesting book for those of us not in the medical field. Reviews each organ in a systematic and lighthearted way. Practical help on what to eat, how to “reduce” years on your life. Really did learn some things
Uncommon Graces by John Vawter–Vawter discusses topics that others avoid. A book worth reading again!
The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod A Beckstrom–decentralize, decentralize, decentralize! Want to last as an organization–distribute the load and see what happens. I understand this book now that I have started to use utorrent.
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Barton–Once again, she writes with candor, honesty, transparency. One of my favorite recent writers on the topic of spiritual formation. Challenges us as leaders to enjoy our relationship with God and not just talk about enjoying it!
Beyond the Mirror by Henri Nouwen–small book with reflections on a time when Nouwen almost died. Learned many lessons and wondered why no one seemed to understand why he was disappointed to not be at home with God.
Mid-Life Corrections by Gordon McDonald–Found this in a bookstore here as I was preparing a seminar on mid-life ministry. McDonalds book discusses what does it mean to change, why is it so hard to change and offers some helps for the journey.